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Aurora in North pole

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spideyinspace
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Nov11-07, 01:43 AM
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why the aurora happens only in northern pole,why not in south pole...if it is because of the electrons of solar wind and earth's magnetosphere then the same solar wind also got protons then why no aurora in south pole?
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Nov11-07, 03:50 AM
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why the aurora happens only in northern pole,why not in south pole
It does, the aurora australis, is similar to the aurora borealis.

The aurora borealis was named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas.

Australis is the Latin word for "of the South".

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Nov11-07, 09:14 PM
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It does, the aurora australis, is similar to the aurora borealis.

The aurora borealis was named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas.

Australis is the Latin word for "of the South".

Garth
is the same mechanism responsible for aurora australis...i.e..electrons ...so what happen to the protons......do they take part in this...


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